In today’s world, flying for either business or pleasure is an everyday occurrence. What once was considered a luxury, is now just a part of everyday life. Those individuals who routinely fly, pretty much consider themselves pros at it and think they know all the ins and outs of the process. However, there are many aspects that even the seasoned traveler has no idea about, and is known only by the airport and airline insiders. Much of the really juicy info is maintained under the radar, however, for this article, we are going to reveal some of the airlines best-kept secrets to date.
The Truth About Cellphones
The truth is that the plane will not go down in a ball of flame if you happen to leave your mobile cell device turned on. Actually, you will probably not be the only person flying with yours still on as many people honestly forget to turn them off. Factor in those who intentionally ignore the flight crews instructions altogether and you can see that there is not really a chance of them causing the flight to crash. The actual reason you are asked to turn them off and stow them is two-fold. One, they can interfere with frequencies related to air traffic control, and two, they can easily become flying projectiles on take off and landing if not secured.
Getting Those Upgrades
In the world of aviation, the coveted upgrade is the jackpot prize every flier dreams to obtain. Unless you are a frequent flier the main thing to keep in mind that will work in your favor is that of not being a rude individual. In the world of air travel, a little niceness can go a long, long way. It would also work in your favor if you are attractive, extremely tall, pregnant, very well presented, or even a friend of one of the flight crew. If you play your cards right, you may be one of the very limited who are granted an in-flight upgrade to business or first class even once the flight has taken off.